Magilton: Lee in my plans
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Jim Magilton insists he is not looking to offload Ipswich Town striker Alan Lee.
Hull City have had a bid, believed to be in the region of £500,000, rejected by Ipswich, while Championship rivals Coventry City and Preston North End also hold an interest.
But Magilton, who has struck a deal to bring Pablo Counago back to Portman Road, is not aiming to create room in his squad.
While he accepts every player has his price, the Ipswich boss is keen for Lee to build on the 17 goals he scored last season.
"Alan Lee is very much in my plans for the new season," Magilton told the club's official website.
"He looked sharp and hungry against Burton on Tuesday night and worked very well with Jon Walters.
"Of course, like any club, if we receive a substantial offer for Alan or any player here, then it has to be given the proper consideration by the board, but he's not a player that I want to let go.
"Pablo's arrival will add to competition for places in attack for sure, but that's a situation I want throughout my team."